2.2 For engineering, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M.Sc. Engg./M.Engg. degree in the appropriate branch of engineering or its equivalent from any recognized Institution. For Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, applicants having an M. Phil. in Materials Science or its equivalent from a recognized institution may also be eligible for admission.
For advance engineering management (AEM) in IPE department, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M.Sc.Engg./M. Engg. in IPE/AEM or its equivalent from a recognized Institution or MBA degree or its equivalent from a public University.
2.3 For Urban and Regional Planning, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an MURP degree or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.
2.4 For Architecture, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M. Arch. degree or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.
2.5 For Physics, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M. Phil. degree in Physics/ Applied Physics or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.OR
M.Sc. Engg. degree in Mechanical/ Electrical & Electronic / Materials & Metallurgical Engineering or its equivalent
2.6 For Chemistry, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M. Phil. degree in Chemistry / Applied Chemistry or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.OR
M.Sc. Engg. degree in Chemical / Materials & Metallurgical / Electrical & Electronic / Mechanical Engineering.
2.7 For Mathematics, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M. Phil. degree in Mathematics or Applied Mathematics or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.OR
M.Sc. Engg. degree provided he completes some prerequisite courses in Mathematics as determined by a Selection Committee.
2.8 For Water Resources Development, the minimum qualification for admission shall normally be an M.Sc. Engg./M.Engg. degree in Civil Engineering/Water Resources Engineering / Environmental Engineering / Agricultural Engineering or M. Sc. degree in Water Resource Development or its equivalent from any recognized Institution.
2.9 A student already working for an M.Sc.Engg./ M.Phil/ MURP / M. Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD) degree at this University and showing excellent progress and promise in thesis work may be provisionally transferred to the Ph.D. degree programme after completion of M.Sc. Engg./ M.Phil./ MURP/ M.Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD) course work with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 on approval of the Committee for Advanced Studies and Research (CASR) on the recommendation of the relevant Board of Post Graduate Studies (BPGS)/Research and Academic Committee (RAC).
3.1 A candidate may apply to the Registrar for provisional admission to the Ph. D programme in any semester.
3.2 There shall be a Selection Committee in each department/ institute as constituted by the relevant BPGS/RAC on recommendation of the Head/Director of the Department/Institute.
3.3 A candidate selected by the Selection Committee shall be provisionally admitted and may be required to pass the prerequisite non-credit courses as prescribed by the Selection Committee.
3.4 On the recommendation of the appropriate BPGS / RAC and CASR the rules for admission into the University for post graduate studies shall be framed from time to time by the Academic Council. CASR on its own may, if it deems fit, recommend such rules for admission for approval of the Academic Council.
4.1 Every selected candidate, unless he/she has already been registered, shall get himself/herself registered with the University.
4.2 Every registered candidate (student) shall get himself/herself enrolled on payment of prescribed fees and the dues as per the University rules before the commencement of each semester. Course registration must be completed within two weeks from the start of the semester.
4.3 No late registration will be allowed after two weeks of designated dates of registration. Late registration after this date may only be accepted for thesis if the student submits a written appeal to the Registrar through the concerned Head and can document extenuating circumstances such as medical problems (physically incapacitated and not able to be presented) from the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the University or some other academic commitments which precluded registration prior to be last date of registration.
Student will be charged a late registration fee of Tk.1000.00 (One thousand) only. This extra fee will not be waived whatever be the reason for late registration.
4.4 If a student is unable to complete the final examination of a semester due to serious illness or serious accident or official commitment he/she may apply to the Registrar in a prescribed form though Head/Director of the degree awarding Department/Institute for total withdrawal from the semester within a week after the end of the semester final examination.
The application must be supported by a medical certificate from the CMO, BUET or relevant Official documents. The Academic Council will take the final decision about such application on the recommendation of the relevant BPGS/RAC.
On provisional admission, the Selection Committee as constituted in Art.3.2 shall submit a name of a Supervisor who shall be a full-time member of the staff belonging to the relevant department/institute and a Co-supervisor from within or outside the department/institute, if necessary. These selections have to be approved by the CASR. The supervisor shall prescribe a plan of study to be undertaken by the student and supervise the progress of the candidate’s work.
A provisionally admitted student shall be deemed to be eligible for final registration as a Ph.D. student with effect from the date of his/her provisional admission after he/she passes the comprehensive examination (Art.12.3 of this Ordinance).
Students, serving in different organizations, may also be admitted as part time students with the written consent of the employer. A part time student may be assigned a maximum of 9 credit hours of course including thesis work in any semester.
|Grade||Merit description||Grade points|
|90% and above||A (Plus)|
|80% to below 90%||A|
|70% to below 80%||B (Plus)|
|60% to below 70%||B|
|50% to below 60%||C|
A Doctoral Committee for every student shall be proposed by the Supervisor in consultation with the Head of the department / Director of the Institute. The committee shall be approved by the CASR on recommendation of the BPGS / RAC. The Committee shall be formed within six months from the date of the student’s provisional admission. The Committee shall consist of at least five members but shall not exceed seven including the Head of the Department / Director of the Institute and the Supervisor. The Supervisor shall act as the Chairman and the Head of the Department / Director of the Institute will be an ex-officio member of the Doctoral Committee. The Doctoral Committee should meet from time to time at the request of the Supervisor to review the progress of the student. In special circumstances CASR may approve any addition and/or alteration in the Doctoral Committee on the recommendation of the Supervisor through the Head of the Department / Director of the Institute.
To qualify for the degree a student must earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.75 based on the weighted average of grade points (GP) in his / her course work.
The date(s) and time of the comprehensive examination shall be fixed by the Doctoral Committee on the request of the Supervisor. Comprehensive examination shall be held after the completion of the course work by the student.
The comprehensive examination shall comprise of a written examination and/or an oral examination to test the knowledge of the student in his/her field of study and research. The Doctoral Committee shall conduct the comprehensive examination. If a student fails in a comprehensive examination he/she shall be given one more chance to appear at the examination as scheduled by the Doctoral Committee.
In case a student fails to satisfy the Examination Board in thesis and /or oral examination, the student shall be given one more chance to resubmit the thesis and/or appear in oral examination as recommended by the Board.
A student who has been transferred to the Ph.D. programme from the M.Sc. Engg./M.Phil/ MURP/ M.Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD) programme may be awarded an M.Sc. Engg./M.Phil/ MURP/ M.Arch./ M.Sc.(WRD) degree on recommendation of the Supervisor, if the student fails to qualify for the award of the Ph.D. degree.